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Annual Report 2021

Face the Data. Change the World.

Bloomberg Philanthropies works to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people. This work spans the Arts, Education, the Environment, Government Innovation, Public Health, and the Greenwood Initiative, which aims to accelerate the pace of Black wealth accumulation, along with special Founder’s Projects. Bloomberg Philanthropies encompasses all of Michael R. Bloomberg’s giving, including his foundation, corporate, and personal philanthropy as well as Bloomberg Associates, a pro bono consultancy that works in cities around the world.

Mike has committed the vast majority of the profits from Bloomberg L.P., the global financial technology, data, and media company that he founded in 1981, to support the work of Bloomberg Philanthropies.

2021: By the Numbers

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Introducing the 2021 Annual Report with Mike Bloomberg and Patti Harris

Michael Bloomberg

Today’s crisis always obscures tomorrow’s catastrophe. The more time, energy, and resources we devote to clear and present dangers, the more likely we are to allow emergencies in the making to go unchecked.

Michael R. Bloomberg

By collecting and studying data, we are discovering the most effective strategies and working to spread them. As we often say, ‘If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.‘ Data remains at the heart of so much of our work, and we follow it wherever it leads.

Patricia E. Harris

Patricia E. Harris
Patricia E. Harris

By collecting and studying data, we are discovering the most effective strategies and working to spread them. As we often say, ‘If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.‘ Data remains at the heart of so much of our work, and we follow it wherever it leads.

Patricia E. Harris

Our Key Areas

Explore Education

Education

Supporting student success

Explore Public Health

Public Health

Ensuring safer, longer, healthier lives

Explore Environment

Environment

Taking action to protect the planet

Explore Government Innovation

Government Innovation

Improving the way city governments work

Explore Bloomberg Associates

Bloomberg Associates

Providing world-class consulting to mayors across the globe

Explore Arts

The Arts

Harnessing the power of arts and culture to improve communities

Explore Greenwood Initiative

The Greenwood Initiative

Accelerating the pace of Black wealth accumulation

Explore Founder's Projects

Founder's Projects

Improving lives worldwide

Explore Bloomberg L.P.

Bloomberg L.P.

Supporting local impact

Approach

Bloomberg Philanthropies’ unique approach is grounded in Mike Bloomberg’s experience in business, government, and philanthropy, and it guides all of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ work to save and improve lives around the world.

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Bloomberg volunteers in Glasgow, Scotland, helped create an installation through the Asphalt Art Initiative, which helps cities use vibrant art to engage their communities, revitalize public spaces, and improve street safety.

The opening video and other pages of the website feature Gabriella Marcella’s Waterworks, a piece created through the Asphalt Art Initiative that was installed in Glasgow during the UN’s COP26 climate conference.

About the opening video

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